The use of vacuum distillation as a methodology to determine the concentrations
of analytes is a novel application. The development of this procedure
and its applications have taken place at Las Vegas with publications reporting
important accomplishments. However, in practicing this method some learned
details (such as identifying and trouble shooting problems) are not appropriate
for journal publications. This section as well as the Technical Notes
section will address this gap.
The apparatus itself is simple, yet setting up the system and using the software are new experiences to laboratories. Therefore we intend to expand this section to include items of concern from installing the equipment, verifying the system is in order, as well as using the method 8261 software available on this website. The presentations that are available here should not be used in place of existing materials (method 8261, vender install guides, software manuals) but in addition to these guides.
We will be expanding this section to address questions from users and potential users of the vacuum distillation analyses. If there are points for clarification please contact us through the email address at the bottom of the page or through our Technical Information Request form.
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List of Presentations
|Producing CLP Format forms for Method 8261A analyses (PDF)
Up the Vacuum Distiller to Perform Methods 5032 and 8261 (PDF) (14 pp, 453KB)
| Tuning the Vacuum Distiller,
Optimizing Analyte Response and Chromatography (PDF) (26 pp, 463KB)
| Running Samples (PDF) [30 pp, 794KB]
| Creating the Calibration Curve and Processing Method 8261 Data Quantitation Reports through SMCReporter V4.0
Method 8261* Chemistry (PDF) [46 pp, 557KB]